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Mormon Pioneers and Little Lambs

It’s Throwback Thursday! The following blog article originally posted at Mormon Coffee on July 24, 2006. —— Today [tomorrow] is Pioneer Day in Utah. Each July 24th the residents of Utah celebrate the “Days of ’47” commemorating Brigham Young’s 1847 … Continue reading

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Mormon Story of Icelandic Persecution Collides with Fact

In 1960, Nobel Prize winner Halldor Laxness published a book of fiction that centered on an Icelandic man who converted to Mormonism in the mid-19th century. In the summer of 2009, I visited Laxness’ home (now a museum) outside of … Continue reading

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